Azgovian
Azgorin
Type Fusional
Alignment Accusative
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders 3
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
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Tense Aspect
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Words 400 of 5000
Creator HorsesDrivingVans


Classification and Dialects[edit | edit source]

In-universe history[edit | edit source]

Azgovian (Vonnai Azgorin) is the standard dialect of the modern Eastern Vozonid languages. Azgovian was derived from the noble register of the Sarmelonid language, hence its refusal to use "e" in native Vozonid words.

Related languages include Arantarese, Josolchir, Mirkuzian, and Wannaenid.

External history[edit | edit source]

HorsesDrivingVans created Azgovian in 2015, as he mixed Valarin and Black Speech (from Tolkien's works) with Arabic and Persian. It was the earliest (if not the first) conlang for his Rabydosverse stories, which were then-nascent when it was created.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Guttural
Nasal m /m/ n /n/
Plosive Voiceless p /p/ t /t/ k /k~q/
Voiced b /b/ v /v/ d /ɖ/ g /g/
Fricative Voiceless th /θ/ ź /t͡s/ gh /ɣ~x/ h /h/
Voiced sh /ʂ/ kh /x/
Approximant u /w/ l /l~ɭ/ j /j/
Trill r /r/

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Central Back
Unrounded Rounded Unrounded Rounded
High i /i/ y /y~ɯ/ u /u/
High-mid
Mid (e) /e/ o /o~ɔ/
Near-low
Low a /a/ a /ä/ a /ɒ~ʌ/

Pronunciation notes[edit | edit source]

  • a - [ä], [ɒ, ʌ] when short and unstressed, [a] in diphthongs
  • d - [ɖ]
  • gh - [ɣ~x], [ʝ] before i
  • j - [j]
  • k - [k~q]
  • kh - [x]
  • l - [l], [ɭ(ː)~lː] when doubled
  • õ - [oː]
  • s - [s], [ʂ] before [l], [m], [n], [r]
  • sh - [ʂ]
  • th - [θ]; [ɕ] in dialects
  • u - [u], [w-] in diphthongs
  • y - [ɯ~y]
  • z - [z], [-s̪]

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Syllable structure: (C)(C)(V)(C), (C)(C)(V)(C)(C) in foreign words

Writing System[edit | edit source]

Cyrillic А Б В Г Ґ Д З З́ І Ј К Л
Letter A B V G Gh D Z Ź I J K L
Sound /ä/, /ɒ/ /b/ /v/ /g/ /ɣ/ /ɖ/ /z/ /t͡s/ /i/ /j/ /k/ /l/
Cyrillic М Н О П Р С Ш Т Ѳ У Х Һ
Letter M N O P R S Sh T Th U Kh H
Sound /m/ /n/ /o/ /p/ /r/ /s/ /ʂ/ /t/ /θ/ /u/ /x/ /h/
Cyrillic Ѵ Е Л̧ Ѡ Ҁ Р̧
Letter Y E Lh Ô Q Rh
Sound /ɯ~y/ /e/ /l/ /o/ /k/ /r~dr/
  • ź and e are only used in Gauvajut and foreign words.
  • lh, ô, q, and rh are no longer used in modern Azgovian spelling except in classical or artistic settings.

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Pronouns[edit | edit source]

nominative-accusative-possessive-affiliative

1st person[edit | edit source]

"I, me, my"

  • masc: loz, loi, loizy/lozy, loira
  • fem: laz, loi/lai, ljāzy, ljāra
  • plural: lai, lajau, laizy, laira

"ukh" was used as the word for "I" during the Trimallean/communist rule. Its other forms are ukhzy (possessive) and ukhzoi (affiliative).

2nd person[edit | edit source]

"thou, thee, thy"

  • singular: dūz/doi, doi, doizy, doira
  • plu: midaz/plo, midai/ploi, midaizy/ploizy, midaira/ploira

3rd person[edit | edit source]

"he, him, his"

  • masc: konz, knoi, knoizy, knoir
  • fem: kanz, knai, knaizy, knaira
  • it: diz, zoi/dī, dizy, dizra/dizar
  • plu: tjō(poz), tjō(po)i, tjōpsy/tjōzy, tjōp(s)ar/tjōsar

-zo - plural

-zy - genitive

-luaz - -self

Verbs[edit | edit source]

infinitive-continuous-perfective

The "a" before the suffixes is added if the suffix follows an "incompatible" consonant: "snausmal" (hurry) doesn't need an "a", while "barkhanźamal" (to advance) needs an "a" before its -mal.

  • Past: -(ama/ma)ghol - -(ama/ma)gholsa - -(a)māghal
  • Present: - -(a)mal - -(ama/ma)lza - -(a)mān
  • Imperative - -au!
  • Future: - -(aman/man)dil - -(aman/man)dilza - -(a)māndil

-zra - passive (formal)

-(jo)jal, -al, -v(am)al - passive

Syntax[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

  • mon- - from
  • -njo - away from
  • (o)tō, dō- - towards
  • (o)dar - into
  • voi- - within
  • (o)nul- - through
  • -(a)rad, rad - through, past
  • -at - past
  • mai - over
  • nandāl - beyond
  • ozri - against
  • irzo - here
  • (ja)ryzo - there

Time[edit | edit source]

  • mān - now, may it be ...

Amount[edit | edit source]

  • oklo - all
  • -āma, oshlo - every
  • to - a lot of
  • -sal - (comparative), ... -er
  • bavol, baval - great
  • ōr(o)- - great, greater
  • vim-, vini- - small, little

Question[edit | edit source]

  • ghad - what
  • ghoz - who
  • ughir(o) - why
  • haigoz - which (one)

Others[edit | edit source]

  • au - a, an
  • -zil - this
  • -zal - that
  • ja, jan - and
  • zy - for
  • so - if
  • -tar - ness
  • -idō - doer of
  • ... vo - (quotation)

Basics[edit | edit source]

  • zai - yes
  • ha - no
  • jannodoz - peace to you
  • jandoz - hi there
  • tūro - hail to you, hurrah, glory to ...
  • shōnir - peace to you
  • mjan, mjandi - please
  • ... joinar - to prefer, to like more
  • Loz/Laz doz-aurmal-dar - I love you (I thou-fall in love-into)

Numbers[edit | edit source]

0; 1-10

  • non; on, lajo, thany, puzos, bizoz, tīrjoz, mārdoz, kannaz, jortoz, prindoz

11-20

  • jarkoz, thoksoz, printhan, primpuz, primbiz, sanuon, primmar, prinkan, prinjor, tivnō

"primpjoz" is used for "14" in religious contexts.

-prin - -ty (x10)

akha - 100

jaumo - thousand

dasajōz - 10,000

Lexicon[edit | edit source]

See also: Azgovian glossary

  • adi - lord
  • ailoz - cat
  • airyz - great rain
  • aran - order
  • dal - light, bright
  • dalatar - city or place of light, brightness
  • dalaz - white, light
  • dūl - dark, black
  • ghalljoz - fire
  • ghimala - home
  • ghirzil - today, day
  • ha - no
  • hotamal - to go
  • ighoz - sky
  • īrjo - sun
  • imbar - heaven
  • īzja - green
  • jannodoz - peace to you, greetings
  • jauboroz - gryphon
  • jortoz - nine
  • kannaz - eight
  • kravjaz - goddess
  • kravjoz - god, deity
  • khotonoz - moon
  • khurjo - disease, illness
  • laghuraz - land
  • lajo - two
  • loppoz - book
  • lummo - night, sleep
  • maudo - blue
  • moroiro - great monster
  • non - zero
  • on - one
  • onōr - king
  • onōronōr - emperor
  • pan - part
  • prindoz, prindaz - ten
  • rūmo - red
  • sanuon - sixteen, blessed
  • suōrai - shrine
  • suvan, suvon - holy, sacred
  • symoi - sad, mournful
  • shilga - health
  • shōnir - peace
  • -tar - -ness, state of being
  • tūro - victory, hail to ...
  • thakyz - lightning strike
  • thany - three
  • thyroz - lightning
  • vonjamal - to fly
  • vjormoz - torment, hell
  • zai - yes
  • zīvjataz, zīvaz - star
  • zō - death
  • zog - slave
  • zomjo, zomi - dream

Example text[edit | edit source]

Tūro Zomjonōr, Adi Lummozy Jauborozzy!

[ˈtuːro ˈzomjonoːr ɒˈdi ˈlumːozɯ ˈjaubɔrozːɯ]

Victory Dream-king, Lord Night-GEN Gryphon-GEN!

Hail Zomjonōr, Lord of the Night and the Gryphons!

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Azgovian entry in the Rabydosverse wikia
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